Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve George M. Williamson assumed the duties of the 7th Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve on May 16, 2018. MCPO-CGR Williamson is the senior enlisted member of the Coast Guard Reserve and the principal advisor to the Commandant on all Reserve enlisted personnel matters.
MCPO-CGR Williamson is a native of Norristown PA. He enlisted in the Coast Guard in October of 1983 and entered the Coast Guard Reserve in January 1988. MCPO-CGR Williamson’s previous assignments include Reserve Command Master Chief Atlantic Area, Reserve Command Master Chief Pacific Area, Reserve Command Master Chief Fifth Coast Guard District, USCGC IBIS, USCGC FINBACK, USCGC MAKO, Aids to Navigation Team Cape May, Station Atlantic City, Reserve Unit Long Beach Island, Station Beach Haven, and USCGC RED OAK.
MCPO-CGR Williamson’s awards include two Meritorious Service Medals, Coast Guard Commendation Medal, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, and other personal and service awards. He has earned a permanent Cutterman insignia, Coxswain insignia, and a Command Master Chief (Gold Badge) insignia.
MCPO-CGR Williamson is a graduate of Reserve class 14 of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Academy and Spirit of the Chief recipient, the National Defense University Keystone Joint Command Senior Enlisted Leader Course and other service-related schools. MCPO-CGR Williamson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Saint Joseph’s University.